Life forms on Earth are wildly varied, but scientists discover a single formula that predicts every one's life cycle.
Two house mouse subspecies meet again in a hybrid zone strangely reminiscent of the Iron Curtain
A DNA study looks for the home of the earliest modern humans.
Being precise about our ideas doesn't just allow us to have better conversations, it's also an incisive way to learn.
Take the circumstances in your life seriously, but not literally. Here's why.
As humans, we teach each other. But do we take for granted our freedom to do so?
Cognitive psychologist Donald Hoffman hypothesizes we evolved to experience a collective delusion — not objective reality.
A mind-bending physics theory may explain why we have one reality instead of many.
New research reveals a major shift in what pressures life used to face.
The study highlights the incredible neuroplasticity of the brain.
Stems cells have always been pretty amazing.
"In so far as bodily movements build the brain, every movement a human makes matters."
Are we witnessing evolution in real time?
Nematodes demonstrate that neurons can influence offspring's genetics.
Chinese scientist He Jiankui edited the genes of two babies to be resistant to HIV, provoking outrage. Now, a new genetic analysis shows why this was reckless.
Humans are hardwired to believe in nonsense, says Michio Kaku. So what can we do about it?
Synthetic biology is changing the way the planet works.
From deejays to Debussy, it's all brain food.